/ (ˈprɛsɪˌdɛntɪd) /
(of a decision, etc) supported by having a precedent
What Percentage Of English Words Are Derived From Latin?About 80 percent of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed, mainly from Latin. Over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. In the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure rises to over 90 percent. About 10 percent of the Latin vocabulary has found its way directly into English without an intermediary (usually French). For a time the …
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fair, constitutional, statutory, valid, legitimate, lawful, proper, juridical, contractual, acknowledged, authorized, clean, due, enforced, forensic, granted, innocent, judicial, just, justifiable
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1650s, past participle adjective from precedent, which is attested as a verb from 1610s.
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